Approved: 28.09.2006

Michele Jaffe-Pearce

Artist, Journalist, Maker

Approved: 28.09.2006

Using Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, my paintings are explorations in intense colour, inspired by my joy in the natural world and my fascination with the cosmos.  My current body of work examines the role of earth, spinning away like a tiny jewel in the solar system. I have been fired by recent images sent back to earth from the International Space Station,  revealing

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Artist Statement

Using Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, my paintings are explorations in intense colour, inspired by my joy in the natural world and my fascination with the cosmos.  My current body of work examines the role of earth, spinning away like a tiny jewel in the solar system. I have been fired by recent images sent back to earth from the International Space Station,  revealing worlds hitherto unseen, with atmsopheric optics of pre-dawn skies, star streams, ice crystals, fire rainbows and light pillars.   The link between scientific discovery and celestial imagery is the driving force behind my work.  I use paint in a very fluid way - diluting, pouring, moving it with air or heat to create  abstract paintings that address this intersection between the physical, metaphysical and mystical.  

CV & Education

Born and raised in London, I started painting in my early years, obsessing with oils from the age of ten.  I worked for fifteen years as a journalist for The Sunday Times Magazine, and The Observer, before studying Fine Art at Sir John Cass and Chelsea School of Art in the early 1990's.  Thereafter I studied Japanese techniques under the pupillage of Shurin, the only feamel Japanese Master of the time. I have a studio through ACAVA in West London.

Recent Exhibitions include The Discerning Eye at The Mall Galleries, SW1 (5 paintings selected by Albert Irvin, RA);  a 2-person 10 week show, 'Belief and Beyond' at Barclays Premier Lounge, Piccadilly, curated by Jenny Blyth (ex- curator of The Saatchi Gallery 1992-2002); Cork Street Open Exhibition Winter Show, W1; Group Show GX Gallery, Camberwell; Group Show, 9 Langton Street Gallery, Chelsea; Group Show, Lacy Road, Putney; Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, New York.   Awards: Commendation Ben Uri Museum, London (IJAYA, 2007 and 2012):  2 paintings shortlisted for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016.